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Article 4 Directions - Restrictions on Permitted Development (This consultation is now closed)

This page provides information about a proposed Article 4 Direction in the Stamford Conservation Area.

Article 4 Directions:

Planning legislation allows owners to make certain changes to their property without requiring planning permission.  This is commonly known as 'permitted development' and covers a wide range of works.  Permitted development rights vary depending on the type of property, whether it is a house, flat or commercial building.

In a conservation area, permitted development includes:

Cumulatively such changes can significantly alter the character and appearance of a Conservation Area

The proposed Article 4 Direction will cover unlisted residential and commercial buildings in the Stamford Conservation Area.

Categories of Permitted Development that are to be included in the proposed Article 4 Direction for unlisted buildings in Stamford Conservation Area.

It is proposed that within the Stamford Conservation Area, in the case of unlisted dwelling houses and commercial properties, that the following permitted development rights are removed. These relate to the rights under Schedule 2, Part 1, Classes A, B, C, D, E, F and H, Part 2 Classes A and C, Part 11, Class C, Part 14 Classes A, E, F, J, N and O, Part 16, Classes B and C of the GPDO 2015 and refer to:

Ÿ  the erection, alteration or removal of a chimney or flue on a dwelling house, or on a building within the curtilage of a dwelling house.

And any of the following permitted development rights for development which would be facing onto and visible from a highway, footpath or open space:

Article 4 Direction Stamford Conservation Area

At the Meeting on 12th April The Cabinet of the District Council (SKDC) agreed to commence the making of a direction under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015. This formal process involving notification and consultation commences on the 20th August and continues until 30th September.

The direction is considered necessary to ensure the proper preservation of the Conservation Area. This is in line with national and local planning policies that seek to preserve the historic built environment.  The justification for the Direction has been presented to the Secretary of State.

Details and Relevant Regulations

This relates to development comprised within Class of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 and not being development comprised within any other Class, and removes permitted development rights for this type of development from the date when the direction comes into force. The directions do not apply to development which received prior approval before the date on which the directions come into force and where that development is completed within three years of the prior approval date.

SKDC has chosen to pursue a non-immediate Article 4 direction and it is intended that the direction will come into force on 1st December 2018subject to consideration of responses from relevant consultations. Following formal confirmation, planning permission would then be required for any works included in the above

For further information on Article 4 Directions refer to the Planning Portal:


Historic England's website:

The consultation for Denton Conservation Area has now ended. You can view documents below:

For any questions about the review please contact the conservation team at



pdf icon Denton Conservation Area Reference Table [63kb]

pdf icon Denton conservation area map [2Mb]

pdf icon Denton Conservation area appraisal and management plan [986kb]

pdf icon Denton key views index [6kb]




pdf icon Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth Area map [1Mb]

pdf icon Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth Conservation area Key views [6kb]

pdf icon Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth Conservation area reference table [58kb]

pdf icon Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth Conservation area Appraisal and management plan [852kb]